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5 of the most lethal partnerships in Ashes history

A quick look at five of the deadliest partnerships in Ashes history

Feature 09 Nov 2017, 02:29 IST

The Ashes has, over the course of more than 120 years, thrown up more cricketing heroes than any other Test series in the history of the game. However, great feats cannot be achieved on a consistent basis without a fruitful partnership with a teammate.

For instance, a great fast bowler cannot expect to have as much success if the bowler from the other end is mediocre and helps the batsmen get easy runs.

Both bowling and batting partnerships have been legendary in the Ashes. Here is a look at five of the most effective pairs in Ashes history.

#5 Harold Larwood-Bill Voce

English Cricketers
Harold Larwood (R) and Bill Voce

The infamous 1932-33 Ashes series came to be known as the Bodyline Series thanks to Larwood and Voce. Their ability to bowl at lightning pace was put to full use by England captain Douglas Jardine.

They bowled from around the wicket at the Australian batsmen's bodies with a leg side field, and England won the series 4-1 after having lost four out of the last six Ashes.

Larwood took 33 wickets in five tests while Voce picked up 15, and their partnership terrorised the Australian batsmen into submission. 

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